Percee P Hits The Road With Dabrye

PERCEE P HITS THE ROAD WITH
DABRYE

 

Percee P’s flow is historical; he’s
been rapping since ’79. His childhood peers in the Bronx include such figures as Pharaoh Monche and Prince Po
from Organized Konfusion. His 1988 debut 12-inch “Let The Homicides Begin” broke
what was then the rapping mold, and placed him beside Kool Keith in terms of
high octane flow. His 1989 battle against Lord Finesse in the Patterson Projects
will make you think Clyde Stubblefield played that classic “Funky Drummer” drum
break for Percee and not James Brown. It’s hard to believe how far hip hop has
come… He’s dropped tons of 12s over nearly 20 years, and has appeared as a guest
rapper with the best of them – with no full-length release to his name… Until
now.

 

At
long last, Percee P drops his debut album this year on Stones Throw Records.
Appropriately titled Perseverance and produced entirely by Madlib, this
long-awaited tour-de-force features luminaries such as Prince Po, Jurassic 5’s
Chali 2na, Diamond D, Jedi Mind Tricks’ Vinnie Paz and Aesop Rock. If that‘s not
enough, the album will come packaged with a bonus disc of Madlib remixes.  The album’s title Perseverance fits him
perfectly.
 

One listen to Perseverance and you’d
have to say there’s little chance that’ll happen. For now, the best introduction
to the Rhyme Inspector Percee P is the same one he sells on the street –
Legendary Status. This compilation hits all the high points of his storied
career – from the galloping “Let The Homicides Begin” by Top Priority, his debut
on wax in 1988 on Gotham City Records; to the Big Beat/Atlantic 12-inch, “Now
They Wanna See Me” b/w “Lung Collapsing Lyrics,” his major-label break in 1992.
Indie single releases from the ’90s and guest shots on records by Lord Finesse,
Maestro Fresh Wes, and on the Kool Keith/Godfather Don “Cenobites” collaboration
on Fondle ’Em make this package an essential overview of hip-hop’s most
influential underdog.

 

JUL 10 PERCEE P & DABRYE BOSTON Great Scott’s
JUL 11 PERCEE P & DABRYE PHILLY The Fire
JUL 12 PERCEE P & DABRYE NYC Rothko’s
JUL 13 PERCEE P & DABRYE CLEVELAND Grog Shop
JUL 14 PERCEE P & DABRYE DETROIT Alvin’s
JUL 15 PERCEE P & DABRYE CHICAGO Empty Bottle
JUL 16 PERCEE P & DABRYE MINNEAPOLIS Triple Rock
JUL 19 PERCEE P & DABRYE SEATTLE Chop Suey
JUL 20 PERCEE P & DABRYE PORTLAND Holocene
JUL 21 PERCEE P & DABRYE SAN FRANCISCO Bottom of the Hill
JUL 22 PERCEE P & DABRYE LOS ANGELES Spaceland

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